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Nixon Named Second Team All-Region by IWLCA

Izzy Nixon. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Izzy Nixon. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a record-breaking season in the draw control circle, junior attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.) of the Yale women's lacrosse team has been named second team All-Northeast Region by the IWLCA.

This is the latest honor for Nixon, who was named second team All-Ivy League earlier this month and Inside Lacrosse honorable mention midseason Media All-American as a draw control specialist Mar. 29. This is the first all-region honor of her career.

Nixon had a historic season, breaking the Ivy League draw controls record by getting her 109th in Yale's game vs. Columbia Apr. 7. She finished the season with 130 draws. Dartmouth's Kathryn Giroux, who played one more game than Nixon, went on to get 16 draws in her final game to finish the season with 133 draws.

Through May 9 Nixon is third in the nation and first in the Ivy League in draw controls per game (8.67). She is a big reason why Yale as a team is 15th nationally in draw controls per game (15.33). She also contributes offensively, as she was third on the team in assists and points (18-7-25), and was fourth in goals.

Thanks in part to Nixon's work, Yale had another season marked by signs of progress. The Bulldogs notched a pair of wins over ranked opponents along with a win over archrival Harvard -- their first win vs. the Crimson since 2010. The team had the second-most draw controls (230) in program history.

Nixon is political science major in Trumbull college and is a graduate of Greenwich Academy.

The IWLCA announced the all-region teams on Friday, with 16 student-athletes earning first-team honors and 16 earning second-team honors in each of the four regions. This is the second straight year Yale has had an All-Northeast Region selection, as Hope Hanley '17 earned second team honors last year.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity